Our New App Chart Quickly Compares Features of HomeSpotter & Homesnap

To save you time and eliminate the guesswork, we’ve completely redesigned our NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart to compare the features of our most used mobile solutions available to NorthstarMLS subscribers – HomeSpotter (formerly known as the “NorthstarMLS app”) & Homesnap.

With our newly designed and easy to read comparison chart, you can quickly find features that are most important to you to determine which app may be best for your real estate business.

Can I edit listings? Does it let me share listings via email, text or social media? Is there integrated access to Instanet, ShowingTime, DPR or TrustFunds? Can consumers access data?

These are all features you can quickly compare with our new NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart.

Click here to check it out.

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If you haven’t tried the NorthstarMLS app or simply stopped using it, you’re going to want to try the new HomeSpotter! HomeSpotter is the creator of the NorthstarMLS mobile app, and soon we will retire that app to move onto their new platform, simply called HomeSpotter. This new app will provide you with all the information you had in the NorthstarMLS app, but with even more great features and on a faster and more reliable platform.

How is the HomeSpotter app different than the NorthstarMLS app?
Based on agent feedback, the HomeSpotter app is re-designed from the ground up to be faster and more reliable using HomeSpotter’s latest technology. While some of the features you’ve come to rely on will stick around, a lot has improved.

  • The app is all around faster and more reliable.
  • Access property history and listing highlights quickly from the listing details.
  • Improved access to supplements- email them right from the app to your clients.
  • See a map, street view, and property boundaries for the listing.
  • Access Transaction Desk (Instanet).
  • Edit listings and upload photos – coming soon!

How do you get started?
You can download HomeSpotter here or search “HomeSpotter” the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android for the free mobile app. Sign in with your NorthstarMLS credentials to get started and access agent only information.

HomeSpotter holds free webinars every Wednesday and Friday for Agents.
Sign up here.

See it in action! Check out a short video here!

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Going Mobile with NorthstarMLS

Did you know that over 68% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, 45% own some kind of tablet and 66% of buyers who used mobile searching found their home through a mobile application?

NorthstarMLS offers three mobile application solutions that ALL NorthstarMLS users have access to with their MLS subscription – NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by HomeSpotter, formerly Mobile Realty Apps), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile.

To compare the features of the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart (updated with some new features).


Search Tap Download
If you’re not already using one of the available apps and would like to check either one of them out, head over to the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device and download it.


NorthstarMLS Mobile Archive Want to check out older NorthstarMLS Mobile content? Click here to view the archive of previous NorthstarMLS Mobile news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


Homesnap Archive Want to check out older Homesnap content? Click here to view the archive of previous Homesnap news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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The Homesnap Pro mobile app makes it easy to find agents, contact/interact with them and learn more about them. Tap an agent’s name on a listing, and see their contact information, who else is in their office, and learn more about their listing activity over the last 24 months. Tap the agent’s phone number and your phone immediately calls the number. Plus lots more! The video below walks you through all the Agent-Only Profile features using Homesnap Pro.

Don’t be left behind!
If you haven’t already, join your colleagues and discover how Homesnap Pro can help you stay connected on the go to the MLS, your colleagues and clients. Over 6,800 NorthstarMLS subscribers have downloaded the app since we introduced it last April. It’s free, so download the Homesnap Pro app for your device and claim your profile today!


Homesnap Archive Want to check out older Homesnap content? Click here to view the archive of previous Homesnap news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


To compare the features of Homesnap Pro, the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter) and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart.

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Going Mobile with NorthstarMLS

Did you know that over 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind and 50% of buyers used a mobile website or application in their home search? It’s safe to say that mobile technology has morphed into a powerful force that isn’t going away anytime soon.

NorthstarMLS offers three mobile application solutions that ALL NorthstarMLS users have access to with their MLS subscription – NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by HomeSpotter, formerly Mobile Realty Apps), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile.

To compare the features of the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart.


Search Tap Download
If you’re not already using one of the available apps and would like to check either one of them out, head over to the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device and download it.

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Access Infosparks with Mobile Devices

Impress clients by generating easy-to-read stats on the fly. Whether it’s on your tablet, smart phone or phablet, use the mobile-ready Infosparks to pull up relevant stats that can help to:

  • Provide context at a listing appointment
  • Make confident, data-driven decisions during negotiations
  • Reduce stress during pricing conversations


(Click the above image to see an enlarged screen shot)

To access the mobile version of Infosparks, enter the following URL into your device’s web browser:
http://northstarmls.stats.10kresearch.com

(*Note: You’ll be prompted to login to the system via Clareity Security before you can open Infosparks on your device. For easier access, bookmark the quick link to Infosparks on your mobile device so you don’t have to input the URL each time you need it.)


Submit Your Own Tip! Do you have a question that you would like to see featured a Tip of the Week? Or maybe you have your own tip you would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to tips@northstarmls.com. We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Starbucks Coffee gift card!


Tips On Demand Want to check out older Tip of the Week topics? Click here to view an archive of previous Tip of the Week entries.

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winterlistingtips
Are you using your smartphone to capture your listing photos? In Part 3 of our ‘Winter Listing Photography Tips’, Teresa Boardman and John Walsh discuss why using a phone to snap listing photos may be convenient for agents, but it’s not always suggested.

Teresa works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. John is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but lately has been focusing on his professional photography business.

Click here to watch Part 3 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 3 minutes 26 seconds)


Just in case you missed it, here’s Pt. 1 & 2 of our Winter Listing Photography Tips:

Click here to watch Part 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

Click here to watch Part 2 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 12 seconds)

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